Teeth Extractions Are Sometimes Necessary
There are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed
Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed for the sake of best oral health. Extensive tooth decay, severe gum disease, infection and an irreparable fracture are some of the reasons an extraction may be needed.
We make sure every alternative to save the tooth has been explored before we make a decision to remove a tooth.
Some teeth can be simply removed under local anaesthesia in the chair, while impacted, badly broken teeth or teeth with fused roots to bone will often require a minor surgical procedure.
Once the tooth is removed, your dentist will advise you on your options for a suitable replacement, to prevent your nearby teeth from moving out of alignment and bone loss.
Other minor oral surgeries we offer are soft tissue surgery and oral surgery related to orthodontic treatments.
Frequently asked questions about tooth extraction.
Wisdom Tooth Pain
Located at the back of your upper and lower row of teeth and the last to show in your mouth are the wisdom teeth.
Breaking through the gums much later than other teeth, from the teenage years or later. It is not uncommon for wisdom teeth position themselves incorrectly as they develop causing complications.
Typical issues relating to wisdom teeth include insufficient room along the jaw for the wisdom teeth to fit in the mouth and as s a result, they can become grow sideways (impacted), which places pressure on surrounding bone structures and teeth. Shouldthis occurs, the wisdom teeth must be extracted.
In most extraction cases, an x-ray is needed to help us plan the best way to remove troublesome teeth/wisdom teeth. The removal of teeth can be performed under local anaesthesia, IV Sedation or general anaesthesia. These options, as well as the possible surgical risks, will be discussed with you before the procedure is performed.
Why Your Wisdom Tooth May need To Be Removed
Some impacted wisdom teeth may cause severe problems, hence they should be removed as soon as possible, such problems include:-
- Food trap
- Resorption cavity
Having a tooth extracted is generally safe and a common procedure. However, as with any surgery there is a possibility side effects and a risk of complications.
Side effects include:-
- Some discomfort and swelling for a few days afterwards
- You may need pain relief, such as over-the-counter painkillers
- Slight bleeding is normal in the first couple of days after having a tooth removed
We would want you to contact us immediately in the event of the following:-
- Prolonged bleeding
- Severe pain
- High temperature
Every patient is different and risk are specific to the individual, for an informative consultation contact us today.